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Hydrogen on the rise

Nature Energy volume 1, Article number: 16127 (2016) | Download Citation

Using hydrogen as an energy carrier has long been discussed as a route to a greener future, and although headway has been less significant than many hoped, recent developments point to tangible progress.

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    Germany: H2 MOBILITY targets 400 hydrogen fueling stations by 2023. Hydrogen Mobility Europe (5 May 2016);

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    Japan eyes 40,000 fuel-cell cars, 160 hydrogen stations by 2020. Bloomberg (16 March 2016);

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    German state thrusts hydrogen-powered hydrail into the spotlight. Railway Technology (21 June 2016);

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    UK homes could be heated by hydrogen under plan to tackle global warming. The Telegraph (9 April 2016);

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    Tokyo hopes to make hydrogen power the star of the 2020 Olympics. The Wall Street Journal (15 September 2015);

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